• Preliminaries to Meditation: Setting the Ground

    The Neighborhood Church

    Is there anything I can do before meditation to ensure that serenity and insight arise as I sit? There are things! The Buddha talked all about them when he taught virtue as the basis for samadhi (blissful effortless concentration) and meditation as the way to liberating-wisdom. The sutras give us the how. Vegan refreshments (fresh guacamole, chips, chocolate, and herbal tea) served. Our Mass Meditation at DisclosureFest is this weekend (June 22). Come prepare for a FREE festival of music, yoga, and healing.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.

  • DisclosureFest: Mass Meditation and Vegan Yoga PARTY (DTLA)

    Los Angeles State Historic Park

    DisclosureFest is a free/donation-based, multi-cultural, community nonprofit festival. The goal is to unite heart-centered people and raise consciousness, educate everyone on health alternatives, and create awareness of environmental and humanitarian initiatives. We have ongoing volunteer programs to stay involved in saving the planet and meditating toward enlightenment. Global livestreamed mass meditation at 2:00 PM. Last year we gathered 10,000 partygoers. This is our third annual conscious gathering, a party with a rave atmosphere, yoga extravaganza, and mass meditation in the City of Angels. Come for live music stages, vegan foods, yoga classes, guided meditations, past life regressions, UFO sightings, possible mothership landings (hybrid human-aliens in the crowd walking and dancing among us in peace and unity). Healing tents, sounds baths, Ayurveda, astrology, an art walk, light activations, guest speakers on disclosure, Goddess Circle, Swami's fire ceremony... MEDITATION: Thursday night training sessions in Pasadena give a taste of bliss, serenity, and enlightening insight (a facet of mindfulness practice). DETAILS: https://disclosurefest.org/

  • Saturday Dharma Talks and Meditation with Rick

    La Maida Institute

    Rick facilitates discussion on deeper Dharma topics in addition to sitting to enhance the experience. Our community (sangha) is sticking together and growing apart from the old Against the Stream. Come enjoy Dharma talks at the La Maida Institute near the big Lankershim Blvd. intersection in North Hollywood with lots to learn and discuss to deepen the practice.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.

  • Saturday Dharma Talks and Meditation with Rick

    La Maida Institute

    Rick facilitates discussion on deeper Dharma topics in addition to sitting to enhance the experience. Our community (sangha) is sticking together and growing apart from the old Against the Stream. Come enjoy Dharma talks at the La Maida Institute near the big Lankershim Blvd. intersection in North Hollywood with lots to learn and discuss to deepen the practice.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.

  • Recovery Refuge at La Maida Institute

    La Maida Institute

    Now facilitated by Ray from New York. Meditate a little and talk a lot at this Refuge Recovery meeting. The La Maida Institute is a great oasis in the valley. Expect an average of 25 attendees every Thursday. There are also other meetings in the network nightly at https://refugerecovery.org/meetings. For more meditation time, deeper Dharma discussions, vegan snacks and drinks with socializing on Thursday nights, 7:00-8:30 PM, see the Dharma Meditation Initiative at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church: https://www.meetup.com/zen-07.